Mersey Sound Poets: The Sounds of a New Era

“If I decide to be indecisive, that’s my decision,” is a famous quote from one of the most prominent poets of the Mersey Sound era, Roger McGough. Since the vast majority of the poets from this era were very close friends and performed their works together as opening acts for many famous artists, such as … Read moreMersey Sound Poets: The Sounds of a New Era

Comparison of Patten’s ‘The Armada’ and Duran’s ‘Coat’

Like Duran’s poem ‘Coat”, Patten’s ‘The Armada’ is written as an anecdote, and recounts a childhood memory of Patten’s mother. He writes about a time when he played with toy boats in a pond, and compares this to the death of his mother. Like Duran, Patten writes in the past tense, creating a sense of … Read moreComparison of Patten’s ‘The Armada’ and Duran’s ‘Coat’